[ lip-uh-krohm, lahy-puh- ]
/ ˈlɪp əˌkroʊm, ˈlaɪ pə- /
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any of the naturally occurring pigments that contain a lipid, as carotene.
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OTHER WORDS FROM lipochromelip·o·chro·mic, adjective
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How to use lipochrome in a sentence
It contains chromatophores in many species, coloured by a mixed lipochrome pigment which appears to be distinct from diatomin.
Medical definitions for lipochrome
[ lĭp′ə-krōm′ ]
A pigmented lipid, such as lutein.
Any of several yellow pigments resembling carotene and xanthophyll that are frequently found in the serum, skin, adrenal cortex, corpus luteum, and arteriosclerotic plaques, and in the liver, spleen, and adipose tissue.
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